even if you want to, chris, eliminate a few points for, you know, house lean, as they say, still, there's no doubt mitch mcconnell is a very unpopular incumbent, and the reasons are, number one, he's been in washington forever. and that gets to you eventually, especially these days in a time when people have an absolutely sulfurous attitude toward washington and everything about it. number two, mcconnell has tried to have it both ways. some of the time he's talked about how he's brought projects and money and funding back to kentucky. in recent years, he's been sort of putting up his hands and shouting no at every project. he's kind of caught between the two. the third fact which is he's an insider and everybody knows it. >> that's what's so fascinating. he's caught -- the "huffington post" did this amazing 10,000-word piece about mitch mcconnell's history in the state. you see a guy, on the ground in kentucky, was good at bringing home the bacon. he was kind of a classic southern insider, i'll get you the pet projects you need, i'll bring back the federal dollars.